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Break dancing at the Garrison

A LEADING Scottish break dancer will be performing and running workshops during a three day visit to Shetland next month.

Tony Mills was born in Orkney 31 years ago, but this will be his first visit to Shetland during which he will perform “a dynamic double bill of dance solos” choreographed by himself.

“Growing up in Orkney, I never got the chance to visit Shetland. I’m proud and excited about showing my solos there and that I can finally make the trip,” he said.

He will present ‘Watch iT!’ and ‘Such a Bloke’ at Lerwick’s Garrison Theatre on 13 October after spending two days running dance workshops for secondary school pupils aged 12 to 17 at the same venue. These will be at 1-3pm on Monday 11 October and 10-12am and 1-3pm on Tuesday 12 October.

A further one off workshop for adults aged 17 or over will be held on Monday evening at 7-8.30pm.

John Haswell, of Shetland Arts, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a major figure in the dance scene. Shetland Arts is delighted that he has agreed to undertake these workshops to complement the performances in Shetland.”

The workshops will be free to attend but there are only 16 places available so anyne wishing to take part should book as early as possible by calling Shetland Box Office on 01595 745555.

Tickets for the Garrison show cost £10/£6 and area available on the same number.

You can see Tony Mills perform at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CKqW5SJu74

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